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What life looks like amid the Iranian diaspora in 'Tehranto'

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In 2009, photographer Javad Parsa was forced to leave his native Iran. In his new life, he's met with many other Iranians, and developed a project to document their lives. They all have different reasons for leaving their mother country. Parsa just returned from the Canadian metropolis often referred to as "Tehranto."

Education

Despite protests, Ontario is going forward with a newer, more modern sex ed curriculum. These girls helped make it happen.

There’s a battle afoot over sex education in the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says it’s overhauling its sex ed curriculum — which it hasn’t done since 1998 — to prepare kids for issues like tolerance, consent, and so many things they might encounter on the Internet. Some parents say they’ll pull their children out of class rather than expose them to what they call harmful material. But two teen activists are not only welcoming the changes: they helped make them.

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Sports

Toronto Prepares for Summer Olympics Lite

London isn't the only city preparing for an international sporting event. In Canada, Toronto will host the Pan American Games in 2015. In both London and Toronto, there's a similar debate. Is hosting a major sporting event a blessing or a curse?